Swedish STIGA player Hampus Nordberg qualified for the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Hangzhou China, and impressed everyone when he defeated Japan´s Kenta Matsudaira (39th on the world ranking). He won the very close match by 4-3 and 11-9 in the seventh and deciding set.
In the second round of the Men’s Singles the young Swede faced the former Olympic Champion from Korea – Ryu Seungmin. After a close battle, having 2-2 in sets, Nordberg finally lost the match by 4-2 but really challenged the Korean star for the win.
Hampus Nordberg showed everybody that he is a player to be reckoned with for the future.
Nordbergs winning equipment:
Blade: STIGA Rosewood NCT VII, Classic grip (Straight)
Rubbers: Boost TC